I need to do laundry.
I need to empty and reload the dishes.
I need to unpack.
I need to thaw chicken for dinner.
I need to go to the P31 offices and take back the few books that didn't sell this weekend, plus place my order for what I will be taking this coming weekend.
I need to take some books to the library that are due, pay a fine, and pick up some holds.
I need to go buy goggles at Target for the kids' first swim practice tonight. And I need to pick up a few other things while I am at it.
I need to make some appointments to see some houses since we now need to find a home to live in. Wow.
I need to do some school with the six year old and not try to pass of "Go, Diego, Go" as school. See? Animals. That's educational.
But instead, I am avoiding it all. Because I am good for nothin'. I am tired, tired, tired. This weekend was so, so good. So rich and full of blessings. A sweet time of fellowship and sharing our stories with each other. I will admit that by the time the weekend was over, I was tired of the sound of my own voice. That is saying a lot! The weekend itself wasn't tiring, the traveling was. I left the hotel at 11:30am and arrived home at 8:00pm last night. Traveling exhausts me! It always has and no matter how much I do it, that never seems to change. Anyone else find that to be true? I am developing a serious dislike for airports-- where once I used to think they were exciting places. Once upon a time, I used to see planes up in the sky and envy the people on them, the exciting places I was sure they were going. Not so, now. Now home is a pretty exciting and, depending on the day, exotic place to be!
And so, today, I have decided to take it slow. To put anything I can off til tomorrow and use today to rest and get re-acclimated to life at home. To hang out and love on my kids. To take a nap if I can. To just rejoice in being home with my family, the place I love best in the world. Nothing like leaving to make you appreciate returning.
And to the ladies I just had the privilege of spending the weekend with: you guys were awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting each one of you. I only wish I had had time to hear all your stories and get to know each of you better! You guys are special and you have a great thing going in your women's ministry-- but I suspect you already know that. Take care of each other and keep hold of the Father's hand! Please keep in touch-- and I am not just saying that!